Mountain laver(Bot.), a reddish gelatinous alga of the genus Palmella, found on the sides of mountains

(La"ver*ock) n. [See Lark the bird.] The lark. [Old Eng. & Scot.] [Written also lavrock.] Gower.

(La"vic) a. See Lavatic.

(Lav"ish) a. [Akin to E. lave to lade out; cf. AS. gelafian to refresh, G. laben.]

1. Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.

2. Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

Let her have needful, but not lavish, means.

Syn. — Profuse; prodigal; wasteful; extravagant; exuberant; immoderate. See Profuse.

(Lav"ish), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lavished (-isht); p. pr. & vb. n. Lavishing.] To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.

(Lav"ish*er) n. One who lavishes.

(Lav"ish*ly), adv. In a lavish manner.

(Lav"ish*ment) n. The act of lavishing.

(Lav"ish*ness), n. The quality or state of being lavish.

(||La*vœ"si*um) n. [NL., fr. Lavoisier, the celebrated French chemist.] (Chem.) A supposed new metallic element. It is said to have been discovered in pyrites, and some other minerals, and to be of a silver-white color, and malleable.

(La*volt" La*vol"ta) n. [It. la volta the turn, turning, whirl. Cf. Volt of a horse, Volta.] An old dance, for two persons, being a kind of waltz, in which the woman made a high spring or bound. Shak.

(La*vol`ta*teer") n. A dancer of the lavolta.

(Lav"our) n. A laver. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(La"vrock) n. Same as Laverock.

(Law) n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. lög, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See Lie to be prostrate.]

2. (Script. Hist.) (a) A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle where the officiating priests washed their hands and feet. (b) One of several vessels in Solomon's Temple in which the offerings for burnt sacrifices were washed.

3. That which washes or cleanses. J. H. Newman.

(Lav"er), n. [From Lave to wash.] One who laves; a washer. [Obs.]

(La"ver) n. The fronds of certain marine algæ used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the Ulva latissima; purple laver, Porphyra laciniata and P. vulgaris. It is prepared by stewing, either alone or with other vegetables, and with various condiments; — called also sloke, or sloakan.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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